how many kb is my image? and how do I change it?

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one of my apps wants a jpeg image not more then 150kb - I don't see that kind of info anywhere in snagit nor how to optimize the image ??
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You will need to jump through some hoops to use SnagIt for this.
I think TechSmith needs to create an export to web wizard to streamline the process.
The current workflow is rudimentary at best.

You can right click on an Image in the recent captures tray and select "Details" The pop up window will list the size of the image.
See Image Below, Click to Enlarge.



Next....Select , Save Image as a JPEG and click "Options" at the bottom of the pop up window.



Then reduce the quality of the image and save it. That will lower the size of the file.
Unfortunately, SnagIt doesn't indicate what size the image will be after saving it.
 So quality settings are a guessing game and you don't want to lower the quality to much.
After you save it you can check the new file size.
If it's to high you will need to render another image. If it's to low the image will look bad and you will need improve the quality.

If the Image needs another quality change I would select the original image and save it under a different name. That way you are only altering the quality of the original image once. That will give you better results than changing the quality of an image that is already of a reduced quality.

You can also reduce the color quality just above the Quality window to reduce file size but I would avoiding using that option myself. See Image

Hope this helps, Regards, Joe



SnagIt should have a "Save for Web" feature that is fully customize-able.
It should display the new output size before saving the image.
 It should show side by side comparisons. Photoshop Elements 14 save for web feature is shown below.
It saves to GIF, PNG and JPEG formats.It's very simple to use.

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Thanks for the inquiry ksrstuff, and thanks to you as well Joe for your insight, willingness to help and excellent suggestion!

Joe: I've passed your suggestion on to the development team for further consideration.

ksrstuff: Along with Joe's suggestions above, another way to quickly reduce your image's size is via the 'Resize Image' section of the Editor (see below).
When adjusting an image size, I like to set my Units to 'Percent' and incrementally decrease the image's size; you can use any of the units, I just prefer percent. :)

Reducing Image Size Workflow:
1. Select the desired image.
2. Click Resize Image section (i.e. section below image that lists the size, such as 1390 x 871px).
3. Change Units to 'Percent' (if not done already).
4. Reduce image size by reducing the width/height percentage > click Apply.
5. Hit Ctrl + S to save image.
6. Right click on image > click Details > see size of new image.



Note: As Joe mentioned, duplicating your image is a good idea if you'd like to retain the properties of the original. If you wish to do so, perform the following steps prior to the workflow above:
1. Right click on the desired image.
2. Select duplicate.

I hope this helps and please let me know if I may be of further assistance!

--Nick
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ksrstuff here - I know how to resize an images , thank you., However, my application program only allows images of a certain kb size - I had to take the image in question and go to this url to fix it https://tinyjpg.com/ - IT seems to me that Snagit ought to be able to optimize and reduce image size without my having to do that.
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I agree that would be a great feature ksrstuff! I've passed along Joe's feedback and will add your additional feedback as well.

Thanks!